Saturday, October 23, 2010

Socktober 24th

It's been a fairly quiet week here,knitting wise. I've been working on my mothers Leyburns. The first one was hard going. I think I quickly understood the relatively simple pattern, but did not understand what was actually going on, which made it a struggle.
Anyway, I've just turned the heel on the second one, so it won't be long now. I want to be with her when she gets them though, as they are a bit tight over the heel, but great once they are on, kind of like Jaywalkers. As she has quite ... generous ankles, maybe I should have chosen a different pattern, but these are so pretty. They are going on holidays on the 28 of this month, so I have to decide whether to send the socks with them, or wait. Ahh, decisions.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon. Love these blue beauties. Well done! I'm a sock knitting nut too, and I was told about you by Jen L. I'm looking for experienced sock knitters to be teachers in a sock knitting workshop to be held either late November or early December. It's part of a community project I'm organising called "People of the sock". The socks produced as a result of the workshop will be going to people who are homeless for Xmas. We'd love to have you on board as a teacher. We're having a meeting about the project for all who are interested at Morris and Sons in the city next Wednesday, 3 November from 5pm to 6pm. If you want more info, go to my blog at "Solid gold creativity" and search for "People of the sock" and/or email me via the blog. The project is about spreading the joy of making, and we invite you to join us.